The Japanese brand Buzz Rickson's are one of few high-end reproduction manufacturers of military and casual garments. And they sure do it good! They strive to make true replicas by carefully researching and analyzing original vintage garments, taking great care to duplicate the materials used. They pay close attention to quality with the goal to bring back old forgotten techniques and machines needed to make garments of outstanding quality without compromises.
The name CPO stands for U. S. Navy Chief Petty Officers. The wool shirt was developed for cold-weather work duty in the 1930's. The earliest version such as this reproduction featured a single breast pockets and later versions of the CPO had two. The CPO shirts is made of a cozy wool-flannel that is guaranteed to keep one warm in colder weather, it works great to wear as an over shirt in spring and early autumn and as a layering garment during the coldest months of winter. Wool also has the outstanding and unique capacity of keeping warm even when wet, which is the main reason why wool has been favored by sailors in centuries. This wool shirt will also be perfect to wear when out on a hike, as the wool will not be as dirty or smell bad as other materials can easily do after a few days of use.
Buzz Rickson's has carefully reproduced this garment according to the original ones worn by the US Navy with all the wartime specifications. We would even say that this reproduction is even better than the originals when it comes to attention behind the construction and the making of the garment!
- Buzz Rickson's U. S. Navy CPO Wool Shirt - Made of cozy wool flannel - 100% wool - Navy color - One breast pocket - Cotton-thread construction - Vintage style anchor Urea buttons, not plastic - Early style and more pointed collar - Made in Japan
All measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. Width is measured straight across the chest from armpit to armpit, length is measured at the back of the garment from the neck down and the sleeve length is measured on the underarm from the armpit to the end of the cuff.